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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 28, 2007 4:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/26/69 and April '69

A few more!
On 4/5/69, they resurrected It's a Sin for the first time since May '66, and did it a few times that month.
On 4/5 they also did China Cat Sunflower for the first time since March '68!
On 4/26 they did New Minglewood Blues for the first time since 1966.
And on 5/7/69 they pulled out a couple more antiques - Good Loving for the first time since May '66 (with Jerry singing), and Smokestack Lightning (which we only have one version of from '68).

So without writing any new songs, they added about a dozen oldies to their setlists that month, almost all of them 'traditional' tunes or covers. Seems to me like the seeds of the shift to Workingman's Dead, with them looking for new things to play.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 28, 2007 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/26/69 and April '69

Nice analysis--thank you! As much as I love 4-6-69, I hadn't realized that they were re-breaking new (old?) ground with Baby Blue and VLB that night.

So the take-home message is that a psychedelic band can get so sick of Dark Star > St Stephen > Eleven > Lovelight after a few months that they'll even start playing Silver Threads and Golden Needles?

This post was modified by Lou Davenport on 2007-09-28 12:09:48